Title: A PATH MADE PLAIN
Author: Lynette Sowell
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Betsy Yoder lives with her great aunt in
Pinecraft neighborhood, far from her family in Ohio. Heartbroken by a man who left her—and
the Order—to marry someone else, Betsy instead pours her time and energy into
her bakery, offering the village of Pinecraft delicious desserts from her Amish
heritage, and is content in her hard-working yet peaceful life.
Enter the formerly Amish Thaddeus Zook, a pastry chef who has moved to Pinecraft after working in restaurants among the Englisch. While Betsy nurses a hesitant heart, Thaddeus shows a similar hesitancy about rejoining an Amish community. Though neither can deny the attraction between them, Thaddeus is hiding a past that could threaten their future together. Betsy has lost one love already; dare she risk loving another who has adopt Englisch ways? Or will Thad listen to the call of the open road and move on again . . . without the love of his life?
A PATH MADE PLAIN is the second book in Ms. Sowell's Seasons in Pinecraft series. The story is well-written and engaging with a touch of suspense. I enjoyed getting to know Thad and Betsy, and hoped both characters would realize their dreams. I was also curious what the villains thought Thad might know.
A PATH MADE PLAIN has everything I like in a story. Amish, a contemporary setting, romance, and suspense. A genuine slice of Pinecraft, Florida's Amish life, chock full of heartache and healing. Fans of Amish fiction, romantic suspense, and Lynette Lowell won't want to miss this book. $14.99. 320 pages.